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Global Climate Action Summit

City Visions: Course Correcting Climate Change, Part 3

In the final installment of our three-part series on course correcting climate change, we’re talking about green investing. What was once a moral dilemma has become a lucrative investment strategy.

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One Planet: The Poison Papers: Documenting chemical industry secrets in the US

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Latham, the director of the Poison Papers, a vast trove of chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back to the 1920s.

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In Oakland, black cyclists are more than six times as likely than white cyclists to be pulled over by cops. Last month, Najari Smith, a Richmond-based community organizer, was arrested by Oakland police while biking and playing loud music. Now, cycling groups around the Bay Area are pushing for change.

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The dockless electric scooters that appeared on the streets of Oakland a few months ago quickly become a popular form of transportation. Now, officials are creating a permits to allow them to stay in Oakland. But companies have to meet certain requirements: like offering a low-income membership for just five dollars a year.

Sights & Sounds: Vanessa Hua

Sep 13, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene.  Award-winning, best-selling author and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle Vanessa Hua told KALW’s Jen Chien about three spectacular arts events happening around the Bay this week.

Binah: Tommy Orange

Sep 13, 2018

Author Tommy Orange discusses the plight of the urban Native American, coupled with a complex and painful history but also an inheritance of profound beauty and spirituality. His debut novel is There There.

Almanac - Thursday 9/13/18

Sep 13, 2018

Today is Thursday, the 13th of September of 2018.  It is the 256th day of the year.

There are 109 days remaining until the end of the year.  9 days until autumn begins

54 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 06 2018 ...

A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said.


There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, which is some 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.


"Obviously, these are not random shootings," Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told KERO-TV. Six people died in a short amount of time, he added.


  On today’s edition of Your Call, we talk with sociologist James Loewen about how history textbooks get things wrong, and how these inaccuracies often obscure or erase oppression and violence.

Asian Prisoner Support Committee

From San Quentin Radio: ROOTS — or Restoring Our Original True Selves — is a restorative justice program that helps Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at San Quentin Prison address that intergenerational trauma. One incarcerated man shares his family’s story, and how the program helped him learn more about himself.

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From San Quentin Radio: Chanthon Bun is one of the incarcerated men at San Quentin who escaped the regime of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia as a child. He shares his story with one of the reporters at San Quentin Radio.


Thank you supporting KALW's September campaign!

A big thanks to the listeners who have already donated $250,000 toward our campaign goal of $375,000. All contributions that come in until Wednesday count toward our goal -- help us reach it with your contribution today!

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Our wonderful food donors

Thank you to all the local businesses who provided food and drink during KALW's May membership campaign. Take a moment to see who they are, and if you have the opportunity, please thank them for supporting Local Public Radio!

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